Fascias and soffits form an essential part of the roofline of a house, but they can be vulnerable to damage due to weather, wear and tear, and age.
Generally, fascias and soffits should be checked and replaced if they show signs of deterioration.
If they become cracked, discoloured or have holes, they should be repaired or replaced.
It is also important to check for signs of wood rot, which is caused by moisture trapped in the wood, as this can occur due to the accumulation of water and debris in the guttering.
If rot is present, the affected area should be replaced as soon as possible as it can spread to other parts of the roofline.
In addition, if the fascias and soffits are made of wood, they will need to be replaced regularly, typically every 5-10 years.
This is because wood tends to warp and crack over time, making it necessary to replace the materials.
If they are made of uPVC, they may last longer but should still be checked and replaced if they become cracked or damaged.